As a hairdresser of over 20 years I’ve had many clients ask me this big question ‘to grey or not to grey’!?
It’s seems in general that most women go grey at 30yrs plus although stress is making more women under thirty reveal those silvery strands slightly earlier!
Many women including myself who came across their very first grey hairs simply plucked out those wiry little so and sos hoping that the myth ‘if you pluck out one grey hair, two or three will sprout in its place’ is not true… While this isn’t true, Phew! But plucking out hair strands is a bad habit. Even though I know that the pop and pluck feels so damn good!
When reality kicks in and you know that no amount of plucking is going to help it is time to hit the colour bottle! The chemist is calling you, looking at all the boxes of promised looks of au natural blonde, vibrant red, fiery copper, chocolate brunette the list is endless! Where do you start?!! Once you’ve made that decision and purchased your ideal dream colour to regain your youth, it’s application time!
Sometimes you can hit the jackpot and achieve your desired look but for some it can be a complete disaster!
The amount of my lovely ladies that have been creative with the home boxes that I’ve had to rescue is no end! Either they have turned up in my chair with canary yellow, rainbow bands of colour or even over processed and broken hair.
My advice to all those box ladies please leave this to the professionals. We work on % grey, It maybe that you only have 10% grey so therefore just a few high light or low light foils may take the edge off the grey for you. Therefore not committing to a full head colour. If you have more that 50% grey you maybe better with full head foils. Although any more that 50% grey I would suggest a full head tint with maybe one foils in the parting to break up the full colour and help those naughty grey hairs showing as the colour grows out.
I’ve had lots of clients that over the years have had these types colour treatments and eventually pop the question ‘Vicki.…. To grey or not to grey’ that is the question! Well to be honest if Dame Helen Mirren can rock grey hair then why can we! If you dare to bear then my advice is to go for an Elfine sexy crop, make sure you funk it up with good products and stand proud!